House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded last Thursday to a Republican press release criticizing her stance to scale back troops in Afghanistan. In a press release, the National Republic Congressional Committee (NRCC) stated, "If Nancy Pelosi's failed economic policies are any indicator of the effect she may have on Afghanistan, taxpayers can only hope McChrystal is able to put her in her place."
Pelosi responded to the statement and said, "I'm in my place -I'm the Speaker of the House, the first woman Speaker of the House, and I'm in my place because the House of Representatives voted me there. But that language is something I haven't heard in decades," according to the Washington Post.
General McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, has rejected Pelosi's stance to decrease the number of troops and has called for a counterinsurgency, according to the Associated Press.
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